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calamity from the skies
25 August 2012 @ 10:40 am
Lemon cakes (still alive)  

So I still exist, but the last year was tremendously busy at school. I sort of withdrew from public fandom and icon-making, but the FFXII fandom was already dwindling before I left. I never stopped writing, though; in near-nightly sessions, gabranth and I have churned out novels of Basch/Gabranth goodness that will never see the internet, but has made us very happy. This year, school has given me a bunch of tech toys and told me to go use them, and of course, my first thought was to get back into iconning now that I don't have to sit uncomfortably at the computer to do so. I doubt that's what the Administration intends, but hey, whatever.

Anyway, one of my new fandoms is Game of Thrones, thanks to gabranth, and I picked up the Feast of Ice and Fire cookbook. I've tried a couple recipes, but really wanted to bake Sansa's damn lemon cakes. So I did that this morning instead of working on my syllabus.

The recipe is crazy easy, even for someone as baking-stupid as I. However, I started to panic when my dough remained all dry and crumbly instead of magically adhering; adding a little bit of water fixed that right up. Also, the recipe said to bake at 350 for 15 minutes, but my toothpick tests extended that to 25 minutes, possibly because my cakes (they're really cookies) are kind of big. The taste test is a success, though: sweet, light, and yummy, they're perfect for breakfast or a snack with coffee or tea. I'm going to have to take these suckers into work or Gabranth (the furry one) and I will be eating these all day.

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Mmmmm... Lemon cakes.

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calamity from the skies
03 May 2011 @ 07:08 pm
THIS WAS A TRIUMPH  
I just beat Portal 2 and I'm crying. I love you, my friend WCC. Let's go get killed by some headcrab zombies.

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calamity from the skies
09 January 2011 @ 10:12 am
meme: glamour  
snm_queen asks, "Which do you wear more often, earrings, necklaces, or bracelets?

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Totally off-topic, but has everyone heard Adele's new single, Rolling in the Deep? OMG, best song ever. Idk what's going on in this video, but whatever. I love how fabulous she is.

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calamity from the skies
29 November 2010 @ 02:10 pm
meme: craftiness  
After a break for Thanksgiving, I'm back with more useless info!

snm_queen asks, How did you get into/start making jewelry? Do you have any other crafty hobbies like...idk knitting or crocheting?

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Just a reminder, you can find my Etsy shop linked below. Anyone I know from LJ gets a 15% discount: use the coupon LJFRIEND!

Etsy
gunshou


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calamity from the skies
22 November 2010 @ 09:58 am
meme: ecclectic musical tastes  
whispyr asks, "What is your favourite type of music or fave band?"

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Since college, my musical tastes have grown rather more eclectic. I started listening to anime and game music, like Yuki Kajiura's amazing .hack//SIGN soundtracks and Final Fantasy scores. I admit to loving Lady Gaga, especially "Bad Romance." Last night I added Mumford & Sons to my playlist. I still love U2, although not their last couple of albums. The independent radio station I listen to plays a lot of "progressive" music, so I find myself caught by a song or two, but rarely intrigued enough to buy a whole album.

You can find a few of my favorite songs below:
Massive Attack - Teardrop
Better Than Ezra - Porcelain (Voodoo Mix)
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus
Coldplay - Violet Hill
One eskimO - Kandi
Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes
Yuki Kajiura - Yasashii Yoake
U2 - With or Without You
Bill Withers - Ain't no Sunshine
Tori Amos - Carbon
Ryan Adams - Desire
moby - Extreme Ways
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
Sukima Switch - Golden Time Lover

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